So… this past weekend was my annual trip to Yosemite (as well as a very half-assed attempt at The 100 Miles to Nowhere
Had a blast, as always. This was the first time I’ve been in the late spring, and what a wonderful time to go! The crowds are (slightly) less, and everywhere you look is another waterfall! The three big ones were of course, very spectacular, but every 50 feet of canyon, there was another baby one I had never seen before. The weather, however, was rather odd. First of all, for those unfamiliar, this is Yosemite:
Wow, right? And wait a sec… is that SNOW? Yes, yes it is snow. I was prepared for the forecasted 70 degrees, with a chance of rain on sunday. I drive into the valley, and whoop, snow. At least most of it was above the valley floor, but it did leave things a little cooler than I expected. >_<
One of the best parts of Yosemite is that every new view is just amazing. You’re driving through a twisty forested road, and suddenly, there is something amazing in the distance, like this view of Bridalveil falls (photo taken from my bike)
Lower Yosemite Falls was so strong that the wind caused by the water hitting the ground caused my hat to fly off. Oops.
Here is Upper Yosemite Falls, Middle Yosemite Falls (which I’ve never been able to see before) and Lower Falls peeking through the trees
Half Dome wearing a snow beret. I can’t believe I almost got to the top of that. One day! *shakes fist at sky* I sure hope the cables go up in time for a friend’s trip up!
So, I was pedalling a long, and all of a sudden I come across a huge group of people pointing, cameras out, with binoculars, looking at the face of El Capitan. And pointing at nothing. It was a like driving past an accident. I had to stop to find out what they are looking at. It took me quite a while to figure it out. That speck? It’s a PERSON. CRAZY CRAZY PERSON.
Another view of Bridalveil
So, not only was there unexpected snow… on Sunday there was rain (well, at least it was forecasted), but hail, and then fog. o.0
And lastly, the best part of camping, peach cobbler in a dutch oven